Bieber's Jet So Full of Pot Smoke, Pilots Wore Masks
Plus: Selena Gomez did secret stint in rehab
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM CST
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(Newser) – Justin Bieber, apparently determined to keep spawning ridiculous headlines, leased a private jet that was searched Friday—and now NBC News has the crazy story behind the incident. Bieber and his entourage, including his father, were flying from Canada to New Jersey for the Super Bowl—and smoking so much pot on the plane that pilots had to wear oxygen masks. As if that wasn't classy enough, a flight attendant also says Bieber and his dad harassed her and were "extremely [verbally] abusive," according to an official report. The captain asked Bieber multiple times to stop smoking and stop harassing the flight attendant, to no avail.

The flight attendant eventually fled to the cockpit and stayed there for much of the flight, sources say. DEA agents, Customs agents, and police met the plane in New Jersey, and Bieber admitted to smoking pot and drinking alcohol, but though the plane still reeked of marijuana, no actual drugs were found and the group was allowed to leave. In other "not great for Bieber" news, TMZ reports that Selena Gomez secretly went to rehab for two weeks last month—and sources say she blames her problems (which apparently include alcohol, marijuana, and Ambien) on spending so much time with Bieber and his entourage. But Gomez's rep tells Radar the rehab stint was not for substance abuse; the Huffington Post reports that it was for "emotional issues."

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Feb 6, 2014 6:58 PM CST
With his father; now it becomes clear where he learned and feels he has license to behave this way. It's a shame for these rich performers to have disaffected parents that are actually the cause of the problems.
Feb 6, 2014 5:51 PM CST
Scooby Doo where are you?
Feb 6, 2014 5:06 PM CST
The FAA should step in and nail him and his father for harassing a flight attendant and refusing to follow orders from the pilot and cockpit crew. Also their (Bieber and his jerk father) actions endangered not only this plane but others as well as people on the ground. Lock them both up and throw away the keys.